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Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a long-lasting way to replace one or more missing teeth, providing a highly effective alternative to dentures or embarrassing gaps in your smile. Made from titanium, they are carefully placed in the jaw bone where they act just like tooth roots. In fact, as this particular metal is so well-tolerated by the body, they actually bond with the bone and provide a solid foundation for natural-looking replacement teeth.

Why are dental implants necessary?

Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace lost teeth and, because they mimic how tooth roots behave, they also prevent shrinkage of the bone, which can happen if it is not kept stimulated by the presence of teeth.

Dental implants can ensure existing teeth stay firmly in place and do not move into any gaps, which can cause dental hygiene problems. They are also preferable to ill-fitting dentures, which can move around awkwardly in your mouth. However, one of the main reasons dental implants are so beneficial is their ability to restore your incomplete smile and provide a much-needed boost to your confidence.

How is the procedure carried out?

We will carry out a thorough assessment of your dental and general health, and check whether you have sufficient bone volume for the successful placement of implants. If we discover you don’t have the required bone density, you may need a bone graft or sinus lift prior to treatment.

The titanium posts are surgically placed in the jaw bone in carefully planned positions. They are then left in place for a few months until they fuse with the bone. Once fully healed, we fit replacement teeth to the now securely positioned implants.

Why choose specialist implant treatment?

Having dental implants involves surgery that will ultimately have an impact on your general health and appearance. By choosing a specialist practice for your dental implants, you can be sure that your implant surgeon has received extensive additional training and will have considerable experience in carrying out this procedure.

Our specialists keep up-to-date with the latest techniques, and use quality implant systems in conjunction with specialist equipment. They can also offer expert treatment planning and high quality care before, during and after treatment. In addition, as a specialist centre, we can offer all surgical procedures that might be necessary to allow for the successful placement of dental implants such as bone grafts and sinus lifts.

Our reassuring blend of expertise and advanced equipment ensures the best possible outcome – securely supported, natural-looking teeth that function effectively.

General After years of suffering with ill-fitting dentures and the loss of all my confidence, Hertfordshire Centre for Dentistry was recommended to me. After a consultation with Mr Tant I now have dentures that not just look good, they fit so well and I can now eat out with confidence. I would tell anyone who has the same problems as I had that they will be able to help and put them at ease.

Mrs E Blanks
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